Higher Education Advisory Council

The IELTS USA Higher Education Advisory Council serves as an external review panel for IELTS USA. Council member are leaders in their fields representing secondary schools, undergraduate and graduate education, public and private institutions, and the TESOL profession.

Advisory Council

The responsibilities of the Board include but are not limited to:

  • informing the Executive Director and staff about trends in higher education that are relevant to IELTS USA
  • advising the Executive Director and staff about IELTS USA issues, policies, and strategic plans
  • serving as an ambassador for IELTS USA publicly in everyday work situations, and at conferences and meetings
  • assisting the Executive Director and IELTS USA staff with introductions to specific non-recognizing institutions
  • being available to the Executive Director and staff of IELTS USA for individual consultation
  • recommending and recruiting potential Board members


IELTS USA Higher Education Advisory Council Members

Patriece Campbell

Patriece Campbell

Director of International Programs and Services Millersville University Patriece has more than 15 years of experience in international education. She holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan-Flint, an M.P.A. from Michigan University in Ann Arbor, and a Ph.D. from the University of New England.
April Crabtree

April Crabtree

Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management University of San Francisco April has worked in admission since 2008. She holds a B.A. from Eckerd College and an M.A. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Andrea Felder

Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Admissions American University Andrea has been involved in international education for close to 15 years. She holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.Ed. from North Carolina State University; and Ed.D. from North Carolina State University.

Becky Konowicz

Dean of Undergraduate Admission Santa Clara University Becky has worked in enrollment management since 2004. She holds a B.A. from DePauw University and an M.Ed. from Grand Valley State University.

Maria Luis Landry

Director of Admission Tulane University Maria counsels prospective L.L.M. and S.J.D. students through the application process. She holds a law degree from Universidade Catolica de Lisboa – Faculdade de Direito and an L.L.M. from Tulane Law School.

Krista LaVack

Associate Director of International Admission Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) Krista has worked in international education for over 20 years. She earned a B.A. degree from Trent University in Canada and a M.S.Ed. degree from SUNY Potsdam.

Costas Solomou

Vice President for Enrollment The State University of New York (SUNY) Geneseo Costas has worked in international education for more than 15 years. He holds a B.A from St. John Fisher College and an Ed.D. in Higher Education from the University of Rochester.
Dean Tsantir

Dean Tsantir

Director of Graduate Admissions University of Minnesota Dean has experience in international student recruitment, educational technology research, and overseas ministries of education. He holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and an M.A. from the University of Minnesota.

Emilija Zlatkovska

Director of IEP & Executive Director, Center for International Programs University of Southern Indiana Emilija has been active in the field of international education for about 15 years. She holds an MSc and PhD in language education, EFL/ESL from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Former members